Louis Oosthuizen continues remarkable LIV Golf streak on DP World Tour

Louis Oosthuizen kept alive the streak of LIV Golf players winning DP World Tour events by capturing the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa.

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Mon, 11 Dec 2023
Louis Oosthuizen continues remarkable LIV Golf streak on DP World Tour

Louis Oosthuizen won his first title on the DP World Tour in five years after overcoming fellow South African Charl Schwartzel at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. 

Oosthuizen posted a final round of 3-under 69 to win by two strokes on 18-under but he had to endure a nervous finish in his home country.  

He made bogey on the 17th hole at Leopard Creek Country Club which opened the door for Schwartzel. 

The 2010 Open champion then found the water with his second stroke at the par-5 final hole. 

After taking his medicine, Oosthuizen managed to hold his nerve and rolled in a lengthy par putt to take home the first place prize of €255,000.00. 

It was his first victory on the European tour since the 2018 South African Open. 

Oosthuizen's win marks the fourth victory in a row for LIV Golf players.

Dean Burmester, who plays in Oosthuizen's Stinger GC team, picked up two of those victories. 

Burmester first won the Joburg Open and followed that by triumphing at the Investec South African Open Championship. 

Joaquin Niemann took down the ISPS Handa Australian Open. 

"Just got lucky on this one," Oosthuizen said of his 10th DP World Tour win and 15th worldwide as a professional. 

He added: "I knew I needed to play well -- Charl plays really well around this place. I made a few putts there in the middle of the round and got ahead of Charl. I was in between what to do on 18, and made five the hard way."

Oosthuizen and Schwartzel resumed the weather-delayed Alfred Dunhill Championship on Monday tied for the lead with 10 holes to play. 

Oosthuizen pulled away from the field by making three quickfire birdies. 

Elsewhere, England's Marco Penge finished T-4 alongside Matti Schmid and Darius van Drield.

Andy Sullivan also posted a top-10 finish. 

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